Article Date 17/02/2021

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Race is on for grocery and pharmacy chains to prepare for possible role in vaccine rollout

Source Montreal Gazette

Canada's biggest grocery and pharmacy chains are stocking up on cold storage technology, banking that various governments will eventually tap the retail sector for help in rolling out COVID-19 vaccines.

One Cambridge, Ont.-based technology company, BlueRover Inc., said it's working with big-box retailers and pharmacy chains to provide systems that monitor the temperature of vaccine refrigerators and freezers, which need to stay below -70 C for the Pfizer vaccine and -20 C for Moderna. The company's system, which is also available in bags for transporting vaccines, sends alerts when temperatures dip below those levels.

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